Daniel L. Robey

Daniel L. Robey

Oakton, Virginia

Daniel L. Robey leads the first and third-party practice for the firm's Northern Virginia office. Mr. Robey is an experienced civil litigation defense attorney, having handled hundreds of cases involving complex coverage, personal injury, property damage, product liability, and construction defects.

Mr. Robey was the Mid-Atlantic regional operations manager for Nationwide Insurances' Trial Division, heading up Robey, Teumer, Drash, Kimbrell & Counts, where he litigated large loss cases and insurance coverage cases in state and federal courts, while contributing as an instructor for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and the Nationwide Trial Division Advocacy Program. He has been a litigator in Virginia and the District of Columbia since 1976.

AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Robey was listed in The American Lawyer and The National Law Journal publications in their "Top Rated Lawyers in Commercial Litigation."

Mr. Robey earned his J.D. from George Mason University and his B.A. in history from Lebanon Valley College. He is admitted to the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, the United States Court Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the Virginia Supreme Court. Mr. Robey is a member of the Fairfax Bar Association, the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, and the Defense Research Institute.

Mr. Robey retired as a lieutenant colonel with the United States Army Reserve following 22 years of commissioned service. He was awarded the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, and the War on Terrorism Campaign Medal, among others, during his military career.

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1976
  • District of Columbia, 1990
  • Virginia Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U. S. Court of Military Appeals


  • George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia
    • J.D. - 1976
  • W.T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, Virginia - 1968
  • Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1972
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy Teacher Certification Course - 1993
  • United States Army Command and General Staff College - 1995

Representative Cases

  • Sugarland Run Homeowners Ass'n v. Halfmann, 260 Va. 366, 535 S.E.2d 469 (2000)
  • Nationwide Mut. Ins.Co. v. Fondufe, 73 Va. Cir. 338 (2007)
  • Nationwide Mut. Ins. Co. v. Overstreet, 568 F. Supp. 2d 638 (E.D. Va. 2008)
  • Portillo v. Nationwide Mut. Fire Ins. Co., 277 Va. 193, 671 S.E.2d 153 (2009)
  • Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company v. Almco, Ltd., United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Case No.1: 13-cv- 01009 (ABJ) (2016)
  • Nationwide General Insurance Company v. Joshua R. Lane, et aI., Prince William County, Virginia Circuit Court, Case No. CL1400-5073 (2016)
  • Nationwide General Insurance Company v. Jessica Anne Fraraccio, et aI., United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Case No. 1:16-cv-1485(TSE/JFA) (2017)


  • Instructor, Nationwide Trial Division Trial Advocacy Programs, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2004 - 2017

Honors and Awards

  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, 2001 - 2017
  • Listed in Top Lawyers in Virginia published by The Legal Network, 2010 - 2017
  • Listed in Top Lawyers: The Secrets tos Their Success, Worldwide Publications, 2017
  • Legion of Merit
  • Bronze Star
  • War on Terrorism Campaign Medal
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Iraq, 2003)
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Joint Service Commendation Medal
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • NATO Medal
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for Operation Joint Endeavor
  • Joint Meritorious Unit Award (Bosnia, 1996)
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • United States Army Parachute Badge
  • Royal Australian Parachutist Badge

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Virginia State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Lebanon Valley College Leadership Council

Past Employment Positions

  • Nationwide Trial Division, Mid-Atlantic Operations, Regional Attorney, 2005 - 2018
  • Nationwide Trial Division, Managing Trial Attorney, 1997 - 2005
  • Nationwide Trial Division, Trial Attorney, 1991 - 1997
  • Matthews, Cotner & Robey, Falls Church, Virginia, Partner, 1981 - 1991
  • Gibson, Hicks, Millsap & Hansbarger, Falls Church, Virginia, Attorney, 1976 - 1981
  • United States Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel, 2004